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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.
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Los Angeles, CA

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The Music Mentor Podcast is hosted by professional musician and educator Demian Arriaga, with the purpose of Motivating, Inspiring, Challenging, and Empowering young musicians, and people from all walks of life, through opinions, anecdotes and interviews.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 115 - Embarrassing Moments On Stage

4/24/2018
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On this week's episode I decided to lighten up the theme and instead of getting deep and overly musical, I figured I'd share 2 of the most embarrassing moments in my life ever, both which happen to have taken place on a stage.

Duration:00:11:30

Ep 114 - The Impostor Syndrome

4/16/2018
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On this week's episode I briefly chat about something I have blatted with for a long time: the impostor syndrome. Have you ever doubted in your abilities? Do you ever feel like you somehow tricked someone into getting the opportunities you are getting? What about feeling "luck" got you the gig? I discuss these things and more. (Also check out Lou Solomon's TED Talk about this topic)

Duration:00:10:00

Ep 113 - Make Yourself Heard

4/9/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about the importance of being heard... and I don't mean our music; I mean out thoughts, fears and insecurities in order to overcome them!

Duration:00:09:30

Ep 112 - Confusing Motion with Progress

4/2/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about the common mistake us musicians tend to make which is confusing motion with progress.

Duration:00:10:56

Ep 111 - The Tourist Musician

3/26/2018
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Ep 111 - The Tourist Musician by Demian Arriaga

Duration:00:10:30

Ep 110 - Working with/for Strong Personalities

3/19/2018
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On this week's episode I briefly chat about what its like to work with strong and assertive artists, who have a clear vision. However, I also talk about a few lessons we can learn when this isn't the case.

Duration:00:12:31

Ep 109 - Don't Call It A Comeback

3/12/2018
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On this week's episode I briefly chat about trying to get back into the swing of things after a long period without a big gig.

Duration:00:14:02

Ep 108 - Working On Difficult Parts

3/5/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about something that has brought me lots of frustration but also a sense of accomplishment, and that is working on difficult parts of songs. I'll explain all of this in detail...

Duration:00:12:25

Ep 107 - INTERVIEW w/ SEAN WINCHESTER (Drummer for Buckcherry)

2/26/2018
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On this week's episode I sit down with Buckcherry drummer Sean Winchester. We chat about his career, we touch on how he has dealt with depression and more.

Duration:00:56:47

Ep 106 - Invisible Practice

2/19/2018
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On this week's episode I share some of the things we can do when we are away from our instruments, in order to remain engaged and productive. It goes without saying that resting and time completely away from music is a must, but today I focus not on "disconnecting."

Duration:00:09:54

Ep 105 - Making Music & Living in the USA (Pt. 2 of 2)

2/12/2018
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On this week's episode I bring you the 2nd and last part of "Making Music and Living in the USA" focusing a little more on the making music aspect. Also, thanks for being patient after my little mixup of updating the same episode 2 weeks in a row :)

Duration:00:12:24

Ep 104 - Making Music & Living in the USA

1/29/2018
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On this weeks episode I chat about my life and experience here in the USA and I give you some not so musical pointers, that can help you become part of the pop music scene and more.

Duration:00:13:56

Ep 103 - Parental Support

1/22/2018
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On this week's episode I discuss a few things related to the support we might or might get from our parents while pursuing our dreams in music... or is it theirs?

Duration:00:13:16

Ep 102 - Outgrowing Friends

1/15/2018
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On this week's episode I discuss the difference between growing apart from friends and outgrowing them. This has been an interesting issue for me specially recently due to politics and quite frankly basic human decency.

Duration:00:10:44

Ep 101 - Finish What You Start

1/8/2018
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On this week's episode I chat about how important it is to finish what we start. And this particular topic, coming from me, must be taken with a grain of salt ;)

Duration:00:11:14

Ep 100 - One Hundreth Episode!!

1/1/2018
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On this week's very special episode I tell you about my New Year's Eve gig in Times Square and I also ask YOU, the listener, for topics and things you want to hear me talk about for the next 100 episodes :)

Duration:00:11:27

Ep 99 - 10 Books Recommendations

12/25/2017
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On this week's episode I quickly go over 10 books that have had a big impact in my life! Since its Xmas maybe you can buy some of these for yourself... you won't regret it!

Duration:00:12:24

Ep - 98 INTERVIEW w/ CHASE FOSTER (MD/Producer/Songwriter)

12/18/2017
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On this week's episode I sit down with the genius mind, the absurd talent and the kind soul of Chase Foster! Music Director, Producer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Technology wizard and one of my favorite people on the planet.

Duration:01:11:04

Ep 97- The So-Called Evils Of The Music Industry

12/11/2017
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On this week's episode I chat about the so-called evils of the music industry. We've heard the horror stories about managers/labels screwing musicians over but some of us have only had great experiences. Lemme know your thoughts!

Duration:00:10:37

Ep 96 - In Defense of Playing To Tracks

12/4/2017
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On this week's episode I discuss why playing to tracks and/or using playback is a good thing. Time and time again through the years I see people complain about those things and I today I want to make a case for how great of a tool they can be.

Duration:00:10:03

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